The students will use ACC basketball statistics to practice the process of converting fractions to decimals then to percents and will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet. They will then use this spreadsheet to analyze their data. This unit is done during the basketball season which takes approximately 15 weeks from the middle of November to the middle of March. Teachers must have Clarisworks on their computers to open the attachment, which is an example of the spreadsheet.
Automatic Door Opener
The engineering design process involves many steps. Not only must an engineer be able to devise a solution to a problem, he or she must also be ready to test and evaluate that solution to reach the best result. To successfully complete the design process, an engineer must be able to identify design flaws and learn from his or her mistakes. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, learn about the design process as cast members create automatic door openers that enable them to open their bedroom d
17.100J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy (MIT)
Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based. All participants in the seminar are required to do the
An introduction to the Open University's social:learn project.
A Case of Black and White: White Women Protest the Hiring of Black "Wage-Slaves"
Before the Civil War, some enslaved African Americans labored in Southern textile mills, especially in the spinning and weaving rooms. But with the jump in the price of slaves in the 1850s, manufacturers decided that poor white farmers provided a cheaper labor force. After the Civil War, the textile mill workforce remained entirely white for a number of reasons: landlords wanted African Americans to work in cotton fields; white leaders promoted industrialization as the salvation of poor whites;
ICTs and the South African Higher Education Landscape
This report is a mapping exercise, which describes and explores the landscape of ICTs and higher education in South Africa since 2000. Broadly delineating the terrain, the focus is on teaching and learning within higher education. This study sets out to answer five questions: 1. How are ICTs understood and described by practitioners and researchers? 2. What policies and structures for ICTs exist nationally and institutionally? 3. What does the emerging domain of enquiry look like? 4. How do prac
Literature Review in Languages, Technologies and Learning
There is no one best way to learn a foreign language, nor a single optimal set of teaching materials. This is because the learners will vary both in how they learn and what they want and need to learn. Good teaching materials may, therefore, be produced according to a number of different approaches to language description, different interpretations of the theory of language learning, and according to different approaches to the process of teaching.,A NESTA FutureLab Series - report 1
Students' and teachers' perceptions of motivation and learning through the use in schools of multime
This article is the result of interviews with teachers, students, and school librarians in eight UK secondary schools regarding their use of multimedia encyclopaedias on CD-ROM. It focuses on a content analysis of their comments on how having access to multimedia encyclopaedias changes the way students work and learn in school, how they perceive it enhances their learning, and how it hinders it. Teachers reported that they used multimedia encyclopaedias as an additional information resource, or
Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials
Welcome to this facilitator’s guide. It contains exciting materials for conducting a workshop to train educators to develop Open and Distance Learning (ODL) resources. As you navigate through this document you will find materials needed for planning and conducting sessions for training educators in the development of ODL learning resources. These materials have been designed so that they can be used for professional development as well as for personal knowledge. This facilitator’s guide is
A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien Hofman Computers and the Internet have transformed the way we produce and distribute information and entertainment. And copyright is struggling to keep pace with these changes. The authors of all kinds of works, from the humble email to blockbuster films, rely on copyright to protect what they produce. But authors and those who use their work are often unclear about what copyright allows and what it prohibits. This book was wri
Can the Sun Be Your Enemy?
Alvin Pouissant on the rise of Black on Black murders. Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Stephen Curwood interview with Dr. Patricia Frazier (of Robert B. Brigham Hospital) and Henrietta Aladjem (author of the book, The Sun Is My Enemy) on the disease lupus, two studio performances by Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band (who perform 'Funkified Tofu' and 'Crescent Gypsies'), an 'Open Platform' debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Massachuse
GoNU.TV Game Recap - Women's Basketball vs. George Mason - January 30, 2011
A late rally by the Patriots pushed George Mason past Northeastern, 61-55, on Sunday afternoon at Solomon Court. The Huskies conclude their three-game home stand with an 8-12 (3-6 CAA) mark while the Patriots evened their record to 10-10 (4-5 CAA).
VEX Robotics in Engineering Online Course
Welcome to the online Robotics Alliance Project VEX Course. This course has rolling admission and enables students to complete it during the course of a school session. By completing this course, you will be eligible to receive 3 units of high school credit. This is provided through the Santa Clara County Office, Regional Occupational Program* (ROP). Students outside of this district will need to contact their individual school administration regarding the application of this credit to their aca
Confederate Cannon and Balls on Alabama State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a cannon and cannon balls located on the grounds of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Confederate cannon and ball on Capitol grounds.
The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules.
What is OER?
This short flash presentation helps teachers understand why open educational resources are important, not just as a product, but as a process they can join. It also shows how to use of ISKME's OER Commons site to find, rate, and contribute open resources.
Learning the Open Source Way
"Learning the Open Source Way" is a toolkit aimed at assisting others who want to create or adapt their educational courses using the principles found in FLOSS communities. It is aimed at providing information about learning in an open source manner. The toolkit is created in an open source production way using a 12 week open access session, called summer university. This summer university runs from July 2007 on and will be conducted as a joint event bringing in as a “special guest” the Ubu
3.4 Chemical characteristics of natural waters Since water is such a good solvent, it is not surprising to find many different chemical substances present in it. Water, on reaching a river, will contain inorganic and organic compounds which were dissolved as rainwater percolated through the soil and rocks. In addition, some gases will dissolve in rainwater during its passage through the air. The substances present in water may be conveniently grouped into: those from dissolved gases such as
Since water is such a good solvent, it is not surprising to find many different chemical substances present in it. Water, on reaching a river, will contain inorganic and organic compounds which were dissolved as rainwater percolated through the soil and rocks. In addition, some gases will dissolve in rainwater during its passage through the air.
The substances present in water may be conveniently grouped into:
those from dissolved gases such as
Learning through Technology
Open University Educational Technology researcher, Eileen Scanlon looks at the benefits of 'inquiry learning' for young students, and how she is using the experiences to help design a customized tool kit to support evidence-based 'enquiry learning'.
Mass Destruction: Truth and Consequences with Hans Blix and Christiane Amanpour
This on-stage conversation with former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, in conversation with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. This event took place on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. For more information, visit the Graduate School of Journalism's event website. Sponsored by: The UCB Graduate School of Journalism, The Goldman Forum on the Press & Foreign Affairs, the Human Rights Center, The Office of the Chancellor and the Open Society Institute. Co-Sp